Book Reviews

Book Review: Out of the Dark, by Quinn Loftis. (Book 4 of the Grey Wolf series).

This, the fourth instalment of the Grey Wolf series is an action packed, humour filled delight. The author has improved out of sight with these novels and settled into a rhythm fit for the storyline which continues to amaze. Out of the Dark is a fabulous addition to Grey Wolf series.
The war has begun and after finally bonding with his mate and overcoming witches curses Decebel yet again finds that his mate has gotten herself into serious danger. Jen and Jacque are at the forefront of a war between werewolf packs one of which has employed the help of a witch, breaking pack law.

Vasile requests assistance from the other packs, and takes on the Serbian pack. The witches name is Desdamona and while she pretends to be in service to the Siberian pack, actually has an anterior motive that involves old and new Gypsy blood. Of course they have to stop her and so Sally, Rachel and Peri take on the witch but find she is stronger than they had first thought. Jen and Jacque find they can also assist in the actual fighting, learning that their inner wolf is more alive and reachable than they had first been led to believe. Teaming up with the other she-wolves of their pack the girls become a formidable force and a great asset to the pack when the fighting is at its thickest.

Sally also learns there is a loophole in the Canis Lupis “true mate” laws. With both her best friends getting married and bonding with their mates, she was beginning to feel left behind. Luckily, it turns out that being a Gypsy healer has its own perks and perhaps her heart won’t be as lonely or broken as she had been thinking. 

Out of the Dark is a terrific fantasy novel that continues to focus on the Romanian werewolves. It has is filled with action and romance and keeps the reader on their toes with quick wit and sarcasm. The fourth book has been fun and exciting to read and I have enjoyed it very much. I have become fascinated and am really enjoying the history of the werewolves being revealed. It’s a different line to the stereotypical look usually depicting werewolves. I hope the following novel continues to surprise and intrigue the reader. Recommended for young to mid teens, I give Out of the Dark by Quinn Loftis 6.5/10. Top book indeed.


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Book Review: Just one drop, by Quinn Loftis. (Book 3 of The Grey Wolf series.)

Just one drop is the third book in the Grey Wolf series, and has actually surpassed any expectations. When I first began this series I was thinking that perhaps I had set myself up for a typical teenage romance novel disguising itself as a sci fi fantasy novel. But the supernatural themes are well thought out and written which has led to an interesting and addictive storyline. 
This third instalment has continued on with the story of Fane and Jacque, but has switched the focus onto the wolf packs Beta Decebel and one of Jacque’s best friends, the loud mouthed Jen. After the revelation of Jen having werewolf blood and that she was in fact something known as a “dormant”, Decebel has found he is attracted to her but the usual mating signs had not shown even though they had spent a number of months in each other’s company, thus leaving the pair confused as to wether their feelings were of true Mates or merely an infatuation. 

Meanwhile other worldly pack leaders have organised what could possibly be the Romanian packs downfall disguised as a mercy mission to help unmated wolves find their Mate. Vasile has every right to be wary of this meeting of packs as he might find that he is dealing with deceitful alpha wolves who’s intentions are not as “pure” as they let on in public.

There is also a destiny for Sally intertwined with the werewolves. Who knew Sally could turn out to be such a rare commodity! The author has not only intertwined the characters an bound them together, but has also opened the storyline for future novel possibilities. Not to mention adding further intrigue for readers to relish!

I have to admit the writer has improved the style of how the novels are written and given everything more depth as each novel unfolds. I am not ashamed to admit that this series wasn’t something I was going to really recommend. But the more I read the more I feel I am changing my mind. Still I feel this series is suitable for young to mid teens and I give it the rating of 6.5/10.


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Book Review: Blood Rites, by Quinn Loftis. (Book 2 of The Grey Wolf series.)

This is the second novel in the Grey Wolf series, and proved to be a good continuation of the first. Jacque and Fane attempt to perform the Canis Lupis blood rites ceremony only to have their attempts thwarted by yet another psych werewolf who wants to take Jacque as his mate. Along for the ride are her two best friends Jen and Sally who with their overly sarcastic comments bring some kind of reality to the storyline. Although understanding it from an adult perspective and one from another continent, can be very tricky at times but well worth the effort!

The author has done great things with this storyline giving us a kidnapping psycho who will test Fane especially in the controlling the wolf part of him. I felt the fight scene could have been much more involved, however making it more graphic would insist a more mature reader. Quinn also adds in a twist that incorporates Jen and a Canis Lupis Decebel, which opens things up for further storylines. Not to mention the introduction of a father into the scheme of things. Quinn has certainly gripped readers attention with continuous plot twists turns and additions. 

So far I have found myself becoming hooked with this series even though the first book left me wondering wether to continue on to the next book. I really hope Quinn Loftis continues to step up to the plate and give readers something fresh in the next instalment. 

This book would satisfy most teenage girls romantic and fantasy appetites and would recommend the age group. 

The rating for this novel would have to be 6/10.